Health and Safety and making the workplace COVID-19 secure

Employees have a legal right to expect a safe and healthy work environment. Even though it may seem as if workplace health and safety is an obligation and cost to business owners, it has advantages in productivity and loyalty. Business owners must understand that a safe workplace is a key component to developing a positive corporate culture.  This is even more important as employees start returning to work after the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses need to ensure a COVID-19 secure workplace and need to protect its employees accordingly.

This EnginE webinar will be a challenging, engaging and fun 90 minute workshop, setting you up to really address your approach to safety in your workplace.  It will cover the following topics:

  • Culture, culture, culture
  • Positive and Unsafe Behaviours
  • Absence rates and the cost of poor safety
  • HR or HS - where the boundary really lies
  • COVID-19 and the "not-normal-normal"
  • 30 Second Safety programme (as developed with JLR)
  • Manual Handling - Athletic or Mechanical aid?
  • Carrot versus Stick -  Choice theory,  and the role of the disciplinary procedure
  • IOSH and its role in assisting your HS function  


This webinar will be delivered by Ashley St John Claire, Training and Development Manager at BCW Manufacturing.  In this role, he leads the training, safety and cultural change across the Group.  This has included supporting the safe return to work of employees to the manufacturing site in a COVID-19 safe manner.  Ashley is a committee member of IOSH, Manchester and NW District Branch.  He is a Learning, Development and Health and Safety professional who relishes the challenges of working in a fast paced setting with instructors, engineers, work at height technicians and raft guides alike.

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The EnginE project has been co-designed by Higher Education, Further Education and industry representative partners (Lancaster University, Blackpool and Fylde College, Blackburn College and Northern Automotive Alliance).  EnginE will deliver projects with Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM) SMEs to build their capacity for higher level skills and degree apprenticeships.  The project is part-funded by the European Social Fund.